Royal Troon, host of 2016 Open Championship, covered in snow

Royal Troon
Royal Troon via Twitter
The scene at Royal Troon was breathtaking on Sunday, but few golfers were around to take it in.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 7:16 p.m.
 
Today's been a nice, mild winter day across most of the United States – even the weather in Charlotte and Denver was pleasant for the two big football games. Over in Great Britain, however, today was pretty wintery – and, in some cases, both pretty and wintery.
 
Exhibit No. 1: the snow that blanketed Royal Troon, as you can see in the photo above and the tweets embedded below. That is just gorgeous. And coincidentally, the snowfall comes six months to the day of the final round of this summer's Open Championship (July 17) right there at Royal Troon.
 
 
Troon is somewhat overlooked in discussions of great Open Championship venues, and hasn't hosted the Open since Todd Hamilton's shocking playoff victory in 2004. But its previous champions include Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf, Arnold Palmer, Bobby Locke, Justin Leonard and Mark Calcavecchia – and, interestingly, the last six Opens at Troon have all been won by Americans. Jordan Spieth, did you know that?
 
Here are some shots of the shots of the snow at Troon. Freshen up your hot toddy and enjoy:
 
 
John McGregor, by the way, is the Chair of the Joint Championship Committee at Royal Troon. And one final note: Down at the Joburg Open in South Africa, three players qualified for the Open today.